The rapidly growing NFT market is expected to draw more attention with the addition of major social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Twitter has allowed some users to use NFT images as profile photos since the 20th (local time), the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.
The profile picture of the general user is round, but the NFT profile is clearly noticeable because it is hexagonal.
Currently, users who use Apple devices and subscribe to Twitter Blue, a $2.99 monthly paid service, are eligible.
Esther Crawford, in charge of the project, said the launch of the NFT profile photo function will establish Twitter as a social media that can discover and exchange NFT, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies.
He then added that virtual assets are a key pillar in Twitter’s future and will help users manage them.
Meanwhile, Meta is considering ways to allow users to create, display, and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram, the IT media The Verge reported on the 20th (local time), citing the Financial Times.
This plan is still in its infancy and is said to be fluid.
Facebook and Instagram are preparing a plan to allow users to use NFT as profile photos and create new NFTs. It is also known that users are discussing a marketplace for buying and selling NFTs.
The Verge predicted that the launch of NFT-related services by Meta will help raise the controversial status of NFT in the digital world.